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Sexuality instruction and learners with ASD.

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NARIC Accession Number: O19258.  What's this?
Author(s): Gerhardt, Peter.
Project Number: H133A080027.
Publisher(s): Virginia Commonwealth University; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports, 1314 West Main Street, Box 842011, Richmond, VA, 23284-2011; 804/828-1851.
Publication Year: 2013.
Abstract: Webcast provides information on sex and sexuality education for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Presenter states what the working definition of sexuality is from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1975. He offers information on what research findings (or the lack there of) are available on individuals with ASD and compares that to the research on individuals with intellectual disabilities. Other topics discussed include puberty and girls, boys, and ASD; reasons to teach sexuality education to individuals with ASD; myths about sexuality; basic guidelines for teaching; and teaching materials. The presenter also stresses the importance of teaching sexuality education to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and the challenges that may emerge. Run time: 55 minutes 54 seconds. NOTE: This video is of a frank sexual nature. Viewer discretion advised.

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Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, AUTISM, BODY, COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, PATIENT EDUCATION, SERVICE DELIVERY, SEXUALITY, SOCIAL SKILLS, YOUTH.